Gabby Giffords at Scene of Assassination Attempt to Spread Anti Gun Message
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From Reuters, Standing just a few feet from where a gunman more than two years ago put a bullet through Giffords’ head and then opened fire on constituents, Giffords and husband Mark Kelly urged Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, both Republicans, to support a universal background check system.
“Be bold. Be courageous. Be for background checks,” said Giffords, who is a Democrat. The shooting left her with speech difficulties, a pronounced limp and a partially paralyzed right arm, which she cradled in her left as she spoke. Six people were killed and 13 others wounded in the attack.
Don’t forget that universal background checks (UBC) are nothing but the first step to registration. Once there is paperwork for every gun transaction in this country all it takes is putting those papers together to form a national registry. Registration almost always leads to some sort of confiscation or mandatory surrendering of certain types of weapons.